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We fast-forwarded a little to show off the custom-mix PPG Deltron Starlight Blue Metallic stripes with the cool ghost stars. Those stars show up in the number roundels too.
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The Valkyrie Project: Restoring a Road Race 1969 AMX

It’s not every day you run across a bona fide race warrior tucked away in a barn or shed, especially if that warrior is an American Motors product. But that’s […]

Fifth-Gen. Frenzy (Part 4): Making Non-Descript Gen. V Camaro Stand Out with Exterior Styling Parts
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Fifth-Gen. Frenzy (Part 4): Making Non-Descript Gen. V Camaro Stand Out with Exterior Styling Parts

It’s hard to argue the popularity of the fifth-generation Camaro. Chevrolet sold nearly 600,000 Camaros during the production run of the fifth generation, including over 80,000 in 2013 alone. That’s […]

Another unique feature of Ford’s FE engine family is the intake manifold actually forms part of the base for the valvetrain. The rocker arms cannot be bolted up, nor the pushrods dropped into place, before the intake manifold is installed. This is an original Ford dual quad aluminum intake for this engine.
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Reviving the Top-Oiler: Stuffing Big Cubic Inches into a 427 While Maintaining a Strictly Stock Look

The 427 is one of Ford’s most successful and iconic engines. With its 4.630-inch bore spacing and characteristic deep skirted block, the 427 slots right into Ford’s FE family of […]

With a stream of Renegade 116-octane fuel running through the rails, the COPO LS7 performs best on 31 degrees of timing. SAM Tech varies the air/fuel ratio between 12.7:1 and 13.2:1 depending on the level of competition on a given race weekend. A Holley Dominator EFI system is tasked with engine management duties.
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Stock Eliminator LS7: How SAM Tech Got 825 Horses from a Naturally Aspirated, NHRA-Legal LS7

Anyone can slap a supercharger on a stock 505-horse LS7 and pick up an extra 200 horsepower. And thanks to the incredible untapped potential of GM’s factory LS7 cylinder heads, gaining huge […]

Dr. John’s persistence paid off, getting several manufacturers to provide parts for the Red Dragon Racing Mustang. We’ll be outlining the Mustang’s chassis upgrades in the next installment of Working Man’s Race Car.
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Working Man’s Race Car (Part 2): Tips for Getting a Parts Sponsorship for Your Race Car

Editor’s Note: Back in February we posted Part One of Dr. John O’Connor’s story about his latest race car, a 1995 Mustang GTS that will compete in NHRA Super Street. […]

Fifth-Gen. Frenzy (Part 3): Installing a Chevrolet Performance Z/28 Suspension Package on a 2013 Camaro
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Fifth-Gen. Frenzy (Part 3): Installing a Chevrolet Performance Z/28 Suspension Package on a 2013 Camaro

It wasn’t possible to get a fifth-generation Camaro Z/28 until 2014, but Chevrolet Performance has now made it possible to bring Z/28 handling to your 2010-13 Chevrolet Camaro SS. The Chevrolet […]

Fifth-Gen. Frenzy (Part 2): Summit Racing Installs New Heads, Intake & Headers on Its Camaro Project
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Fifth-Gen. Frenzy (Part 2): Summit Racing Installs New Heads, Intake & Headers on Its Camaro Project

By taking a non-descript 2013 Camaro SS and adding some budget-friendly performance and appearance products, Summit Racing is aiming to illustrate the hot rodding potential of the fifth-generation Camaro. We summed up […]

Here is the basis for Red Dragon Racing’s Super Street racer, a 1995 Mustang GTS. The GTS is a stripper version of the SN-95 5.0L, much like the 1985-93 Mustang LX 5.0s. That means no power locks or windows, cloth seats, or other frippery. That makes a GTS lighter than a standard-issue GT—and as we all know from our Drag Race 101 class, lighter car means quicker car.
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Working Man’s Race Car (Part 1): Building a Drag Race Mustang on a Budget

Editor’s Note: Dr. John O’Connor, PhD is an expert in sports psychology with thirty-four years of experience. He has worked with a pro race teams in Australia and the United […]

Fifth-Gen. Frenzy (Part 1): Summit Racing’s Camaro Project Kicks Off with New Exhaust & Air Intake
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Fifth-Gen. Frenzy (Part 1): Summit Racing’s Camaro Project Kicks Off with New Exhaust & Air Intake

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro debuted for the 2016 model year. Although the 2016 Camaro closely resembles its fifth-generation brethren, a lighter, sleeker design has helped the new Camaro set new […]

After warming up the engine on the dyno, the rocker arms were re-lashed to spec. You can also see the beat-up old two inch diameter Hooker headers Hardcore Horsepower has had around the shop forever. Mike Petralia feels it’s important to test with something similar to what’s actually being used out on the street.
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The Big Torque: Hardcore Horsepower Builds a Big Block Chevy That Makes 700 Ft.-Lbs. of Torque

Any time you can put an engine together that makes enough torque to strip the concrete off the Hoover Dam, yet still gives away very little hint of what’s really […]